Recent Progress in Hormone Research, Volume 44 contains examples of the molecular biological approach to unraveling the mysteries of hormone action.
The book presents papers on the structure and function of receptors and their role in the control of cell function via signal transduction and intracellular second messengers. The text also includes papers on the interactions and functions of the inhibin peptides and their role in the control of gonadotropin secretion. The role of growth factors and lymphokines in autocrine, paracrine, and endocrine physiology is also encompassed.
The book will prove invaluable to endocrinologists, physiologists, biochemists, and scientists involved in hormone research.
List of Contributors and Discussants
1. Chemical and Biological Characterization of the Inhibin Family of Protein Hormones
2. Regulation of Cholesterol Synthesis: Mechanism for Control of HMG CoA Reductase
3. Identification of the Cis-Acting Elements and Trans-Acting Factors That Mediate Cell-Specific and Thyroid Hormone Stimulation of Growth Hormone Gene Expression
4. Hormonal Control of Adipocyte Differentiation and Adipocyte Gene Expression
5. New Insights into the Structure of High-Affinity Interleukin-2 Receptors
6. Transforming Growth Factor β: Biochemistry and Roles in Embryogenesis, Tissue Repair and Remodeling, and Carcinogenesis
7. Ligand Receptor Characteristics of Peptides Encoded by Complementary Nucleic Acids: Implications for a Molecular Recognition Code
8. Molecular Mechanisms of Action of Calmodulin
9. Molecular Biology of the Vitamin D Hormone
10. Analysis of the cAMP-Dependent Protein Kinase System Using Molecular Genetic Approaches
11. Signal Transduction by Guanine Nucleotide-Binding Proteins
12. Placental-Derived Regulators and the Complex Control of Luteal Cell Function
13. Peptide Regulation of Pituitary and Target Tissue Function and Growth in the Primate Fetus
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- © Academic Press 1988
- 28th November 1988
- Academic Press
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